[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- v. 答谢, 回报
- ［英］ v. 答谢, 回报 ( to return in kind or degree)
- ［例］ He reciprocated my good wishes.
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
verb (-cated; -cating)
- Date: 1607
- transitive verb
- 1. to give and take mutually
- 2. to return in kind or degree <reciprocate a compliment gracefully>
- intransitive verb
- 1. to make a return for something <we hope to reciprocate for your kindness>
- 2. to move forward and backward alternately <a reciprocating valve>
- ? reciprocator noun
- reciprocate, retaliate, requite, return mean to give back usually in kind or in quantity. reciprocate implies a mutual or equivalent exchange or a paying back of what one has received <reciprocated their hospitality by inviting them for a visit>. retaliate usually implies a paying back of injury in exact kind, often vengefully<the enemy retaliated by executing their prisoners>. requite implies a paying back according to one's preference and often not equivalently<requited her love with cold indifference>. return implies a paying or giving back<returned their call><return good for evil>.